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Myself When I Am Real

Bebo NormanAudio CD
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (23 customer reviews)

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Bebo Norman was an independent artist before that tag was even cool. It’s widely known how the Georgia-born singer/songwriter took a year between college and medical school to try his hand as a performing artist and had soon enough sold fifty thousand self-made copies of The Fabric of Verse (1996) at coffeehouse shows, out of the trunk, and online.

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Product Details

  • Audio CD (September 10, 2002)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Essential
  • ASIN: B00006HCV1
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (23 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #167,602 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

Editorial Reviews

Bebo Norman, one of Christian music's brightest songwriting talents, shows no signs of slowing down with Myself When I Am Real. Norman once again teams with writing partner-producer Ed Cash for another folk-tinged collection of essays on love, loss, and the need for spiritual companionship. Certainly, the opening "Our Mystery," "Falling Down," and "Everything" add melodic electricity to the release, but more of Myself lies in the quieter, ambient tracks like "Beautiful You," "Just to Look at You," and the transcendent "Great Light of the World." Not to be overlooked is Norman's superb "Long Way Home," a strongly moving ode to commitment in a sometimes stormy yet loving relationship. While the trend toward softer pieces is more in line with Norman's Ten Thousand Days debut, he's clearly maturing in songwriting efficiency and lyrical deftness, while examining matters of heart and soul. There's little doubt that Myself will garner good sales, yet Norman's talent deserves a larger audience. --Michael Lyttle

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21 of 21 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Correction... December 4, 2002
By A Customer
Format:Audio CD
I just wanted to comment on how someone said they wanted more "spiritual depth" and fewer "love songs," and mention Bebo says that one song that may have appeared romantic, "Beautiful You," is actually a song to God. I understand the desire for spiritual depth, but this CD definitely has it-- sure, there are a few tracks about human love too, but it's about time a Christian artist realizes that God created relationships with family, friends, and the opposite sex! That is a quality I have long appreciated in artists like Bebo Norman and Michael W. Smith-- they are willing to not mention God in every single song and talk about the other people in their lives as well, even though that's always looked on negatively by some members of the Christian community. Not every track should have to be a considered a worship song. And really, if you're heart's in the right place, these songs about relationships ultimately are as well: the relationships we enjoy with others are gifts from God.
I love Bebo's rich vocals, beautiful acoustic guitar, and especially the fact that he can just talk about real life genuinely. Sometimes that includes questioning and doubting. Sometimes that includes loneliness. Sometimes that includes praising God and excitement about how cool he is. Sometimes that includes songs to his mom or songs about girls. But in all his songs, he conveys heartfelt emotions nearly everyone can relate to with a refreshing transparency. It's never just the surface "Yeah, life is pretty good, I guess": Bebo always has something relevant, deep, and meaningful to say-- lyrics always full of substance, even if they vary in complexity. Some might seem more sophisticated at first glance, but even the more "simple" songs have something important to express.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Water for the Soul January 11, 2003
By Jen
Format:Audio CD
I have only recently become aware of the music of Bebo Norman, but I have enjoyed many of his songs on the radio even before I realized it was him. I bought his latest CD on impulse and I have enjoyed every minute of it. These songs speak to the soul and listening to them is like taking in the most refreshing drink of water I've ever had. I find myself praising God for bestowing such talent on this young man. I don't know if I could explain the far reaching effects the music has had on me, but from an all around music lover, this CD is definently worth the 14 bucks and so much more. KEEP IT UP BEBO!
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Bebo's Best September 28, 2002
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This is Bebo Norman's most cohesive work to date---start to finish there is not a poorly done song. Song order can very often determine the "flow" of a CD, and in this regard this effort is far superior to Bebo's previous works. "our mystery" and "back to me" are both upbeat works, so the CD begins and ends on a positive note. The beautiful "where the tress stand still" tends to gain and then lose momentum, but the energy of "everything" recaptures the spirit of "great light of the world", so it's logically sandwiched between these two tunes. Bebo's lyrics don't read well as stand alone poetry, but when heard in context with the music, they are as a effective as more cryptic lyricists such as Robert Hunter or David Crosby. The band is outstanding in the fact that their licks are all tasteful and restrained---no extended solos, just little stylish interjections. Jerry McPherson's jangly electric guitar is complemented nicely by Ed Cash's versatility. There is a tendency to want a little more, but an over-emphasis on instrumentation might possibly detract from the overall "song". My only criticism is that some of the percussion is programmed electric-synth junk. I suggest that if touches of Latin salsa are desired, hire the real thing---it would sound a lot less cheesy. The keyboard work is effective, and Bebo's acoustic guitar work is flawless. The backup vocals never overshadow Bebo's breathy voice, and the gentle introduction of banjo into several songs is very pleasant and well-done. "just to look at you" is the most ambitious work, with a Liverpudlian arrangement reminiscent of George Martin, though it plods along like an early Neil Young tune. Read more ›
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Can't Wait For The Concert September 16, 2002
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Bebo Norman's latest CD, "Myself When I Am Real" was one of the most anticipated media purchases on my list this year. I had very high expectations for this CD (after being blown away with his first 2 CDs and seeing him perform live in April) and I was not disappointed. He is a truly annointed songwriter and guitar player, each song on this CD is so beautiful. My favorites (so far) are "Beautiful You", "Great Light of the World" & "So Afraid". He is coming to my area in October, I bought the tickets earlier this summer and now I am even more excited now that there are 12 more amazing songs that he has available to play. For the people who liked the folk sound of his first album, as well as the people who liked the pop sound of his second album, there are songs that will appeal to both groups of fans. In my opinion, this album is the perfect mix - it truely is Bebo Norman when he is real.
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4.0 out of 5 stars On Myself When I Am Real
This is a good album. I really like Bebo Norman's music and this was another album to enjoy. However if you are unfamiliar with his music look at/listen to his album Great Light Of... Read more
Published 20 months ago by Shultzd
5.0 out of 5 stars Worth many, many listens
Having heard from friends about his talent and then hearing this talent firsthand on the radio I had an itching to give Bebo's music a try. Read more
Published on September 20, 2008 by Kathleen K. Dembeck
4.0 out of 5 stars Great Music
Really enjoy this cd. Highly reccomend for its touching

lyrics and his unique sound!!
Published on September 6, 2005 by C. Wilson
5.0 out of 5 stars Another great CD
This is an another awesome CD from Bebo. He is on a roll! I love his other CDs too. The lyrics are pretty deep and filled with emotion. Read more
Published on January 11, 2005 by D. DUROSE
5.0 out of 5 stars best of bebo
this is one of the top 100 cds in my book. that is a big deal too. bebo is an amazing vocalist and he has lyrics that will always keep you interested or singing right along.
Published on June 22, 2004 by Pro Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars a "real" review
I loved this CD. I love all the songs, whether they relate to God or to love/life. Bebo has a wonderful voice and is a rare talent. Read more
Published on September 28, 2003 by "ktalexis14"
3.0 out of 5 stars Not like the 1st two
The 1st two albums by Bebo Norman were gems. Ever since he has linked up with Ed Cash - it is like muzak to me. No deep strings and pulls on the heart strings. Read more
Published on April 30, 2003 by Earl C. Johns
5.0 out of 5 stars Bebo is on a roll...
Okay two awesome albums in a row is one thing, but three is another matter completely. "Myself When I Am Real" presents a strong argument for love in the world. Read more
Published on February 28, 2003 by A. B. Wilner
5.0 out of 5 stars Bebo goes deeper
Bebo has an uncommon combination of folk, pop and rock, which is ultimately pleasing but deep. You hear Bebo, you think, you feel. Read more
Published on November 29, 2002 by cristiano007
5.0 out of 5 stars Amazing
This is not what I expected - something along the lines of "Great Light of the World" all the way through or "Cover Me" (which is a fine, fine song) - it's more of a love song or... Read more
Published on November 17, 2002
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